As CEO at Femme Fatale I review 100′s of applications a month. I often see the same mistakes which take a promotional model from prospect to do not hire. When we look for new models we aren’t just looking for beautiful appearances, we want professional and intelligent ladies and gentlemen. I thought I would give some helpful pointers to all of you out there thinking of applying to become a promotional model.
Do’s And Don’ts When Applying To Become A Promotional Model
1. Do be professional
This application should be treated like any other professional position/ career that you would be applying for. Use proper grammar and punctuation. Do not use slang or symbols like: lol, haha, smiley faces, etc. It’s unprofessional and after all we aren’t your girlfriend, we’re your potential future employer.
Always submit photos that are clear, high resolution and are a true and accurate representation of how you currently look. One head shot, one full length. If you do not have professional photos it’s in your best interest to acquire them, however it’s not necessary for the application. Also, when submitting your photos, it is best to save you photos as your first and last name with a number sequence. For example: Jane Smith (1). Jane Smith (2). Not “sexy pose 1,” this comes up when we open it and you would be surprised some of the interesting photo names we’ve seen!
4. Do clean up your Facebook
5. Do choose a professional email address
Remember, most agencies like ourselves get 100′s of applications so if you don’t hear back within a reasonable amount of time send a polite follow up. A quick email or phone call to make sure you application was successfully sent is ok. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t end up hearing back. It could just mean that the agency is not looking to expand their roster at the time, or you may not be what they are currently looking for. Try applying again in the future and if promotional modelling is something you really want to pursue, don’t give up!